“Born on the Battlefield” begins here! The legend of Conan begins in the middle of a
Cimmerian war—his incredible strength and skill, evidenced in his youth, was always
credited to the bloody circumstances of his birth. This special fill-in issue brings Greg
Ruth, acclaimed artist of Freaks of the Heartland, into the Conan fold. “Born on the
Battlefield,” by Busiek and Ruth, will be spread over the next two years of the Conan
monthly, in six stand-alone chapters, leading up to the epic Battle at Venarium!
Next issue Cary Nord returns with the second major story arc, as Conan discovers the
wonders and horrors of the civilized world—with covers by Leinil Francis Yu!